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Walker County Convention

Boldo United Methodist Church, Boldo, Alabama

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The 99th session of the Walker County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Boldo United Methodist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Glenn Keeton leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin, followed by remarks by Bro. Kenneth Bishop.

The class was organized by electing or appointing the following officers to serve: Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Don Keeton; Chaplain—Richard Mauldin; Memorial Committee—Linda Sides and Judy Caudle; Finance Officer-Brenda Chafin.

Leaders: Glenn Keeton 64; Velton Chafin 30t; Judy Caudle 32t, 177; Linda Sides 225t, 220; Don Keeton 335, 477; Brenda Chafin 171, 426b; Richard Mauldin 72b, 36b; Marlin Beasley 179 (in memory of Travis Keeton), 63; Butch White and Kenny Graves 146, 503.


The class was brought back together by Glenn Keeton leading 349 (in memory of Clarence McCool). Leaders: Larry Ballinger 402, 268; Bridgett Kennedy 348b, 434; Amber Davis 440, 142; Joye Leggett 512, 358; Beth Branscome 442, 222; Stanley Smith 298, 299.


Velton Chafin led 475 to bring the class to order. The memorial lesson was conducted by Linda Sides and Judy Caudle. Judy led 540 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Josie Hyde, Kermit Adams, Johnie Chafin, Stella Pratt, Toney Smith, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, C.T. Williams, Sammie Oliver, and S.T. Reed.

Linda Sides spoke in memory of the following deceased and led 72b: Bud Oliver, Lessie Reed, Leona Haynes, Charlie Creel, Myrtle Ann Beasley, Willard Wright, Pernie Pelfrey, and Martha Howell—Alabama; Clayton Ezell—Tennessee; Eva Padgett—Florida. She offered prayer to close the memorial service.

Leaders: Sarah Beasley 406, 61; Aubrey Barfield 480, 365; Faye Narramore 75, 59; Daniel Bearden 82b, 462; Glenn Keeton 45t. Richard Mauldin offered a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session began with Glenn Keeton leading 101t. Leaders: Steve Adams 378t; Scott Kennedy 287, 455; Jerry Kitchens 282, 338; Bea Aaron 438, 456; Ottis Sides 322, 97; Willodean Barton 454, 498; Margaret Gowan 141; Lena Keeton 546, 88t; Lisa Geist 528, 377; Dru McGuire 378b, 472; Seth Holloway 236, 290; Tommie Spurlock 269, 430; Jim Aaron 68b, 47b; Kathy Williams 37b, 99; Wanda Capps 200, 203; Henry Guthery 499, 549.

Following announcements, Glenn Keeton and Velton Chafin led 267 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Glenn Keeton; Vice Chairman—Velton Chafin; Secretary—Judy Caudle